posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 10:34 AM
Thought I'd share the alarming decline in US food nutrional value over the last 100 years .....
scary graph for loss of minerals: .. hope this isn't right !
"Food grown in depleted, nutrient deficient soils lacks the nutrients needed to keep people healthy. The nutritional content of harvested food
produced today is significantly different from the food produced seventy years ago."
"researchers from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was published in December 2004 in the Journal of
the American College of Nutrition. They studied U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional data from both 1950 and 1999 for 43 different vegetables
and fruits, finding “reliable declines” in the amount of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin C over the past
half century. "
I guess the main thing is to eat as much raw fruits and veggies as possible, and try to avoid the irradaited stuff (tends to have lower vitamin
levels...due to travel and shelf life etc.)
When cooking veggies, do not prep them early (exposure to oxygen / light reduces some vitamin content), light steaming will preserve a lot more of the
nutrition, and should be eaten as soon as possible after cooking. If you boil, try to use the water as gravy, slow cooking crock pots will really
decimate the vitamins.
more reading here:
Link showing the irradiation symbol:
edit on 17-4-2012 by AliceBlackman because: added last line